Family crest I designed for a Platten family from the UK

Family crest I designed for a Platten family from the UK

This coat of arms is based on a French book called Rietstap’s Armorial General in which we can find following description:

Gules, to a wheel of six rays Argent. Crest: two proboscis Argent, adorned each one outside four balls Gules.

If we translate it to plain english, this is what we can see:

Gules means red (red background). Then we have a six rays wheel in Argent (grey or silver). In the crest (above the helmet) we have 2 proboscis positioned outside in silver/grey and each of them have 4 balls on the outside, and the balls are red.

This project had been lately used for a 18ct Gold Signet ring and you can see 3 pictures of that ring already made. It looks beautiful.

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